April 22, 2010

Who knew what when?

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 22, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I've been saying for some time here on TBP that DADT repeal won't happen before the midterms - the White House has been sending that message between the lines for a while now (most obviously when they trotted out Mullen...Read More

Bob McDonnell's Transgender Former Brother-in-Law Speaks Out Against Him

Filed by Michael Hamar | April 22, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

I had heard rumors during last year's campaign that Bob "Taliban Bob" McDonnell had a transgender relative, but was never able to confirm it and, therefore, never wrote about it. Well, yesterday at an Equality Virginia organized protest, McDonnell's former...Read More

Bi African-American Ballplayers Sue Gay Softball Organization For Discrimination

Filed by Monica Roberts | April 22, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

If the GLBT community wants their rights and humanity respected, protected and codified under the law, it is imperative for them to remember and realize that they must do the same thing for others inside and outside the GLBT community....Read More

MA trans rights bill gains momentum

Filed by Sara Whitman | April 22, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

I hit that place in vacation where I actually calm down. It feels good. Only problem is, Jake has a fever. Poor baby. We were supposed to go parasailing today- perhaps it's the gods telling us no. It's been great...Read More

Marisa Demeo confirmed

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 22, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Marisa Dameo, who's openly lesbian, was confirmed to the DC Superior Court by the Senate after a year after they got out from Jim Demint's grips. Demint's gripe? A number of Republicans had concerns and asked me, as chairman of...Read More

Caption This: Randall Terry's wooden delivery

Filed by Bil Browning | April 22, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Today's Caption This photo is extra special. Taken during the National Equality March, it shows Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry very excited to be arguing with an elderly gay guy. The floor is yours. (Hat tip to Awkward Boners who...Read More

What Is the White House Strategy for Delaying the Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell?

Filed by Joe Mirabella | April 22, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

It is difficult to understand why the White House would want to delay Don't Ask Don't Tell until at least next year. What is their political strategy? An overwhelming majority -- nearly 60%-- of Americans support a repeal of Don't...Read More

Wait, Charles in Charge is still alive?

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 22, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Here's a bizarre celeb story about Scott Baio (I'll admit to having to look him up on Wikipedia when I read this one, but I do remember Charles in Charge). Last week he tweeted some rightwing elitist bs about the...Read More

Don't Miss This: LGBT Leadership Town Hall Today

Filed by Bil Browning | April 22, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Don't forget that Michelangelo Signorile is hosting an LGBT Leadership Town Hall today. The event will be broadcast live via Sirius XM Radio channel 109 from 2pm - 4pm Eastern. If you are not a subscriber to Sirius XM you...Read More

World's Worst Album Cover Ever?

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 22, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

What, really, can one say? Except that it would've been even more interesting if instead of clowns they were a pair of tragedy/comedy masks....Read More

Shared Bathrooms - An Immodest Proposal

Filed by Father Tony | April 22, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Dear Father Tony, You should talk about the benefits of unisex public bathrooms for all people and I mean ALL men, women and trans. They would be much safer for everybody except maybe George Michael. Sherman Dear Sherman, OK....Read More

Nor'easter Brewing: 5 Northeastern Reps To Call On ENDA

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | April 22, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Do you see the signs? The sky is getting darker, the wind is up in the Northeast, and the clouds are rolling in. There's a cold front in DC. Congressmembers have put up their shutters, and no one's talking. It's...Read More

I Protest!

Filed by Sean Martin | April 22, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Freedom of speech can be elegantly eloquent in its liberation. Then again......Read More

Back to Back!

Filed by Kate Clinton | April 22, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

CSI = Clinton in Staten Island (with Lily Tomlin!) Beck blech....Read More


Does feminizing chicken turn straight women lesbian?

Filed by Ed Team | April 22, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The chicken that we eat is chock-full of feminine hormones. So, when men eat these chickens, they deviate from themselves as men." --Bolivian president Evo Morales...Read More

GetEqual: Can you pay attention?

Filed by Bil Browning | April 22, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Video of GetEqual's protest of the House committee meeting to demand action on ENDA plus extra footage from their confrontation with Rep Jared Polis in the hallway. My favorite part is the woman who says, "Can you pay attention?"...Read More